Friday, May 28, 2010

Bringing the outside inside

In the spring I did a post about bringing the outside inside. At the time, my forsythias were in bloom and I trimmed a few braches, brought them inside and put them on the dining table. Now that it's summer, I trim a few blades of my ornamental grasses and bring inside on a weekly basis.
And, here it was in the spring. 
  
It's simple and looks striking. I'm a big fan of bringing clippings in from the yard...you too? Enjoy your weekend!

16 comments:

Ann said...

I love using the yard cuttings as cut material. Much more creative than buying a bunch of boring whatevers at the store.

Between the hostas and Japanese maple trees, also try herbs and veggies. Fennel and dill have pretty foliage.

Your house looks lovely, Lisa!

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

I have oakleaf hydrangea in a beautiful chinoiserie vase in our sunroom. It looks beautiful. Love your grass. Have a great weekend.

Kathysue said...

I just brought in some pieces of fern today for my bathroom. I have to have live plants or flowers inside, it is kind of a requirement to my happiness,hehe. Have a wonderful long weekend with your precious family sweet friend,Kathysue

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, wonderful, I LOVE forsythia! I agree, a live plant adds a great pop of color inside. Also, you should check my post for today, CLEARLY you and I were on the same page, isn't it funny when that happens?

Debby Lee said...

I love forsythia and have a lot in our yard ~ I know what I'm doing next time they are in bloom! Gorgeous. xo

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh that looks absolutely gorgeous! It brings such beautiful warmth to the space. I always buy flowers for my apartment for that same reason. How lovely that you have such beauty right there in your yard.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. I'm headed out to the island this morning for a bbq. It looks a bit cloudy out now but I think it's going to be a wonderful day :)

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Enjoy the weekend!
Dawn

Traci Giles said...

Looks perfect, Lisa! So simple and striking. That deck is calling to me :)

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love the texture it adds to the room. I've always liked the look of ornamental grasses in a garden but never thought of bringing them indoors.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I love to bring things inside in the fall. the acorns, pinecones and leaves. So beautiful and simple.
Have a pretty day,
Kristin

FrenchBlue said...

SO SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I love bringing in all my clippings inside! The whole house becomes alive and feels so comfortable with greenery. Have a good & safe weekend!!
XO

Beatriz said...

I Loved your post then, and I Love it now! We don't have the yard of our dreams just yet, but I Love introducing bushels of filler flowers in a single vase. It looks so beautiful and wild!

Have a wonderful memorial weekend Love!
B.

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Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

So simple yet so lovely. I wish I had your knack for gardening....maybe that will be my next endeavor!

The Zhush said...

The place looks great. I love ornamental grasses, so beachy chic and summery!

Hampton said...

so glad to hear from you! would love to have lunch in the Hamptons once the summer gets in full swing--have a fantastic weekend!

Hamptontoes said...

You all are full of good ideas for clippings from the yard! Thanks so much for your ideas and comments.